On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.George Zimmerman • Speaking on his Web site, therealgeorgezimmerman.com. Zimmerman, the gunman in the Trayvon Martin incident, says that he needs legal help and funding on the site. The site features photos in support of Zimmerman, including a vandalization incident that took place at a black cultural center in Ohio. The site, which is having connection troubles at the moment, is confirmed as real according to Zimmerman’s attorneys, MSNBC reports.
During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.A message from NBC News • Apologizing for their editing of the 911 tape with George Zimmerman, which removed a 911 interviewer’s question, giving the listener the impression that Zimmerman offered up the race of Trayvon Martin without prompting, when, in fact, he was asked. The Washington Post’s Eric Wemple puts the apology in perspective: “No matter how you feel about Zimmerman, that bit of tape editing was unfair to the truth and to Zimmerman’s reputation, such as it is.”
For people to weigh in, for professional race-baiters like [Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Frederica Wilson], and for the president himself to weigh in and make this a simple parable about white racism is very foolish.Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson • During a debate with Alan Colmes, shortly after a montage was shown of various people weighing-in on the Trayvon Martin case, on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” Carlson argued that President Obama is “making the case that this boy was killed because the way he looks, and we don’t know that all.” Colmes, on the other hand, believed that President Obama took exactly the right tone, saying, “Tucker, if we had a white president and a white boy had been shot and a white president had said that could have been my son, nobody would have said a word about it.” source (via • follow)
We really just kind of put the shirt out there this week. It’s not necessarily profit at all. I wanted to bring some awareness to the issue. I felt it would be a good way to expose the store, to get our name out there.Young Nation Apparel owner Karriem Muhammad • Discussing his choice to sell a $35 hoodie with the phrase ”Please Don’t Shoot Me I Only Have Skittles And A Drink!!!” on it — a clear reference to the Trayvon Martin case. Muhammad and others are selling apparel referencing the case, some in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place. But selling such products is not necessarily an idea with ulterior motives. “People can start to wear their feelings and emotions. It makes sense, even if there’s a profit motive,” noted Donna Hoffman, a marketing professor at the University of California-Riverside. “There’s a legitimate interest in sharing the pain, and these products do that.” Even so, Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, filed for trademarks for products referencing her son, a move intended to block the exploitation of her son’s name. What do you guys think? Are such products exploitative?